We have a few tardy players who are late to arrive, but the cards shall wait for no man, as this one is now underway!
The players are taking their seats and unbagging their chips. We'll be underway shortly. Here's how they will lineup:
Seat 2: Eric Buchman - 142,000
Seat 3: Vladimir Schmelev - 921,000
Seat 4: Joe Cassidy - 410,000
Seat 5: Dan Heimiller - 222,000
Seat 7: Nikolay Evdakov - 543,000
Seat 8: Todd Barlow - 85,000
Seat 1: Brandon Adams - 115,000
Seat 2: Steve Billirakis - 448,000
Seat 3: Sirious Jamshidi - 638,000
Seat 5: Men Nguyen - 302,000
Seat 6: Ray Dehkharghani - 132,000
Seat 8: Michael Mizrachi - 544,000
Welcome back to the Amazon Room at the Rio Hotel and Casino in sunny Las Vegas for the conclusion of Event #10: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
Last night play was halted with 12 players remaining and they will return today to play it out until a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.
There's a touch of familiarity about today's final table as Vladimir Schmelev and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi have dominated the chip count leaderboard over the past two days. Of course it was only days ago that these two played heads-up for the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. Mizrachi was victorious that night and when asked about future events he quickly nominated this event as his best chance for more gold as Seven Card Stud was his best game. He has proven that statement correct, and with good form and high confidence, it's a lethal combination.
However it's Schmelev who holds the chip lead with 921,000 and almost 300,000 more than his nearest rival Sirious Jamshidi. Will today be a day of sweet revenge for the Russian?
All the action kicks off at 3pm local which is just under an hour from now. Stay locked into PokerNews.com for all the live updates as they happen from the tournament floor as we award the tenth World Series of Poker bracelet for 2010!